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Health care information to keep your horse sound and in good condition.

This is an itchy skin condition caused buy an allergic reaction to larval forms of Onchocerca (Neck Threadworm).

The 'Fizzy' Show and Riding Horse

A common problem experienced by show and competition riders is competition nerves not only in themselves, but also in their mounts.

Perennial Ryegrass Toxicosis

Perennial ryegrass toxicosis (PRGT) can be a serious and widespread problem in livestock grazing perennial ryegrass dominant pastures during the summer and autumn months.

Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Equine Metabolic Syndrome is a relatively new discovery, previosuly referred to as peripheral Cushing’s syndrome, pseudo-Cushing’s syndrome, hypothyroidism, and insulin resistance syndrome.

Most of the newer worm drenches and pastes available on the market today are highly effective and safe. However, some worms have the ability to become resistant to worming drugs.

Pica is the desire to eat unusual substances that possess little or no nutritional value, such as dirt, wood, hair, and faeces. This phenomenon has been observed in horses of all ages, breeds, and sexes.

Protect Your Horse from Back Pain

Back pain in horses can be subtle or obvious. It can manifest as shifting lameness or just a generally sour attitude and is sometimes tricky to diagnose and hard to relieve.

Nutrition and particularly changes in feeding are often associated with colic. A recent survey identified the following risk factors that increased the chances of a horse being treated for a colic emergency.

Why do some mares not produce a foal at foot in the next season?

As we all know, hay is often a mainstay of winter diets. When pasture grasses stop growing and start turning an unappetising shade of brown, it is time to begin supplementing good-quality hay to pastured horses.

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